Whether you’ve thought about it or not, there are constant reminders of the passage of time in our environment. Tourists talk about the excitement of the midnight sun when they visit Alaska in summer. “But how do they endure those long, dark winters?” they add. So, we do notice the differences. Gardeners and photographers certainly do.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways we hear the marching of the footsteps of time.
By April, the pecans have leafed out and my magnificent vista has disappeared for another season. That’s not a bad thing, however, because it has been replaced by the bright green new growth of my groundcovers, hollies and ferns, all standing testament to the return of springtime in my garden.
Time has a place in our lives. It even has a place in our gardens. Learn to enjoy the changes time brings to our lives, but don’t become captive to it. Don’t hang a giant clock on the porch, and don’t take your cellphone outdoors with you. Get away from the stress and get some fulfilling exercise. Enjoy gardening for the extra time it will add to your life.